The Ultimate Art Museum
Price CAD$49.95 | Phaidon 100 Price T39.95 | Phaidon 100 Price USD$39.95 | Phaidon 100
As featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Curbed, Teen Vogue, CNN Style, and domino
Visit the world’s greatest museum without leaving your home through this imaginary art museum – a visually spectacular survey of world art for middle-grade readers, curated in collaboration with a global team of experts and educators
This imaginary art museum is an educational and inspiring experience without the constraints of space and time. Discover beautiful reproductions from pre-history to the present, arranged in easy-to-navigate, color-coded wings, galleries, and rooms, each with an informative narrative guide. Marvel at its remarkable range of styles and mediums – from classic to contemporary, and from paintings and sculptures to photographs and textiles. With a fold-out museum map and floor plans to follow, and interactive cross-referencing activities, this museum-in-a-book spotlights the iconic and important works and movements in art history and provides the perfect introduction to the history of human creativity.
Curated in collaboration with the team of experts and educators behind Phaidon’s groundbreaking global bestseller The Art Museum, which won acclaim from the New York Times, The Times, NPR, Vogue, and more – and a starred Library Journal review. Every single piece in this book was selected to illustrate important historical, cultural, and artistic facts, not only in order to give children a comprehensive foundation in world art history, but to also share with them the idea that art history is a culmination of 40,000 years of people sharing themes, ideas, techniques and incredible creativity across time and space. With its lavish page size and over 300 wonderfully diverse artworks, this book is the ultimate resource for all art-hungry children and their parents.
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 305 × 250 mm (12 × 9 7/8 in)
- Pages: 232 pp
- Illustrations: 310 illustrations
- ISBN: 9781838663780
Ferren Gipson is an art historian, writer, speaker, and educator. She is the host/writer/producer of the Art Matters podcast and doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. She has worked with institutions such as Tate, BBC, Pinterest, Lomography, and Esquire Magazine, as an art and design content specialist. Ferren lives in London with her husband and young son.
“An accessible, well-organized, and solidly enjoyable foundation for anyone interested in art history” – Publishers Weekly
“Extremely comprehensive ... A thoroughly innovative approach to art history." – Booklist
“This children's book balances the scales” – CNN Style
“Travel through time and all over the world finding the most famous art of all time in this perfect coffee table book. With over 40,000 years of art, there's something for everyone to enjoy.” – Red Tricycle
"The MOST impressive, well-organized, and beautifully designed art history book for children that I’ve EVER read!”
– Imagination Soup, STARRED review